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Parth Shukla, information security analyst in the Operations Centre at the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCert), publicly discussed the previously unknown Internet Census findings this week at the Black Hat Regional Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In an interview with eWEEK, Shukla explained how he got hold of the details from the anonymous researcher and what the data actually shows.

When Shukla first heard about the Internet Census data publication, he wondered if the researcher in fact had more data available, he told eWEEK. So he contacted the researcher by way of the public key that researcher had signed the research with. Shukla said the anonymous researcher told him that no one else had bothered to contact him to see if there was more data available. It turns out there was more data available, and it was all sent to Shukla.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Carna Botnet Exploit Unmasked, Researcher Reveals Details

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.